MEET THE TEAM

The Faces of The PK Connection

DR. JADE P DUNCAN

Founder and CEO

Jade P Duncan, D.D.S., M.Ed., a native of Trinidad and Tobago, graduated from Howard University, in Washington DC, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  She also holds a Master of Education in Curriculum Development and Instruction, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Cincinnati. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. In her previous professional role, she served as the Director of Operating Room services and clinical attending for the Department of General Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. She previously held a faculty appointment at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY and is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the University of New England, College of Dental Medicine in their Community Based Education program. She currently practices dentistry at PCHC, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Bangor, Maine, where she serves as the Dental Residency Director for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program. 

In her free time, Dr. Jade is a certified Master Life Coach. She recently published her first book and completed a successful book tour in the Caribbean. She is also a professional motivational speaker and has been an invited conference speaker and guest lecturer.

Dr. Jade comes from a long line of dynamic ministers and prolific authors.  She is the granddaughter of the late Rev. Dr. Levi Duncan and the daughter of Apostles Jemma and Vivian Duncan of Divine Destiny Worship Centre in Trinidad and Tobago.  The sister of Pastor Donnell Duncan, who is the Pastor of the Body Church in Atlanta, GA, and of Prophet Deon Duncan, who ministers in Brooklyn, NY.

Coming from such a royal legacy, Dr. Jade has developed into a dynamic woman of God in her own right. She holds a certificate in Theology (Bible Studies) from The Empowering Leaders' institute and Seminary, Brooklyn, NY. She has a passion for the things of God and desires to bring deliverance to Gods' people through inner healing and through professional and personal development.

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LAVONNE YUILLE-MAXWELL

Co-Founder and Director of Operations

My story isn’t much different than many of yours. I am, in fact, one of eight children entrusted with the responsibility of serving in the life role of a pastor’s kid. My father has served in ministry for 60 years and held the position of lead pastor since 1963. As his children, we have served as choir director, usher, hospitality, and other areas far too numerous to list. I’m sure that most of you can relate to wearing many hats as you support your parent’s ministry.

I spent several years learning who I was outside of my parent’s shadow. During this time, I was married and privileged with the stewardship of my sons Jyere, Joshua, and Jayden. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last, but my journey to becoming who God called me to be had just begun. It was during this time that I learned that the Father loved me just for me. His grace unfolded, allowing me to embrace my calling to people. Dr. Jade’s call to address and minister to the lives of PKs was my heart’s desire for decades. Joining her on this journey fills my heart with hopeful anticipation knowing that we PKs finally have a place to find acceptance and heal. Welcome to the journey!

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